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A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
नि-°यति  f. f. the fixed order of things, necessity, destiny, fate, [ŚāṅkhBr.]; [ŚvetUp.]; [MBh.] &c. (sometimes personified as a goddess, नियति and आयति being regarded as daughters of मेरु and wives of धातृ and विधातृ, [BhP.]; [VP.])
See also: नि - °यति
restraint, restriction
religious duty or obligation
self-command, self-restraint, [L.]

नियतिः [niyatiḥ]  f. f.
Restraint, restriction.
Destiny, fate, luck, fortune (good or bad); (sometimes personified as a goddess, the sister of Āyati, both being daughters of Meru and wives of Dhātṛi and Vidhātṛi); नियति- बलान्नु Dk.; नियतेर्नियोगात् [Śi.4.34;] [Ki.2.12;4.21.]
A religious duty or obligation; नियतिः कारणं लोके नियतिः कर्मसाधनम् । नियतिः सर्वभूतानां नियोगोष्बिह कारणम् ॥ [Rām.4.25.] 4.
Self-command, self-restraint.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
नियति  f.  (-तिः)
1. Destiny, luck, good or bad fortune.
2. A religious duty or obligation.
3. Self-command, self-restraint.
4. A name of DURGĀ.
5. Abidyā, or the will of god
E. नि before, यम् to re- frain, affix करणे क्तिन् or क्तिच् .

 स्त्री. १ नियम ; नियंत्रण . २ अदृष्ट , दैव . ३ मृत्यु [ सं . ]

नियति II. n.  रौच्य मनु का पुत्र ।
नियति III. n.  (सो. आयु.) एक राजा । यह नहुष का कनिष्ठ पुत्र था [पद्म. सृ.१२]

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
NIYATI   A daughter called Lakṣmī and two sons called Dhātā and Vidhātā were born to maharṣi Bhṛgu of his wife Khyāti. Dhatā and Vidhātā married Āyati and Niyati, daughters of Meru. A son named Prāṇa was born to Vidhātā, and this Prāṇa became father of Mṛkaṇḍu and grandfather of Mārkaṇḍeya. [Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 10]. Niyati after her death became a Devī, and she continues to worship Brahmā in his court. [Sabhā Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 43].

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